Sharm el-Sheikh - Essential Information
Sharm El Sheik International Airport
The Sharm El Sheik International Airport is located about 18 kilometres from the city. To get to the city you can either go by bus, taxi or car. There are regular bus services and the journey takes about 15 minutes. The taxi ranks can be found next to Terminal 1. Some hotels also offer bus transfers, as do tour operators.
You can easily walk around the city. The public transport in Sharm El-Sheikh is provided by minibuses, which run from the Northern to the Southern part of Sharm and back. You have to hail the bus to get on.
There are essentially two types of taxis, 4-seaters and 8-seaters, which you can hail on the street. Prices can vary, so make sure you agree to a price before getting into a cab. Many up-market hotels use private taxi companies that are more expensive.
You can ask at your hotel for the nearest post office.
Main Post Office:
Ask at your hotel for the nearest pharmacy or call for advice and more information. The Omar Pharmacy Chain has pharmacies at several locations around the city
Country code: +20
Area code: 069